ARCHITECT Tod Williams & Billie Tsien LOCATION New York City, New York, United States GPS Latitude(40.76158905029297), Longitude(-73.97810363769531) DATE 2001 STYLE Modern - Expressionist TYPE Public - Museum NOTES World's First use of tombasil, a bronze alloy, for an architectural purpose
This Museum is a small gem that always surprises! The Ronald Lockett retrospective, Fever Within, was totally moving! His biography so tragic to have died so young is reflected in some of the work but so is his compassion. You really feel the raw emotion of his work in the subject matter he chose. The companion exhibition that the Folk Art Museum put together using one of Lockett's most compelling works ONCE SOMETHING HAS LIVED IT CAN NEVER REALLY DIE was thought provoking and wonderful and a dramatic way to utilize works from the collection that related to this powerful theme. Additionally they have the best museum shop in New York!
It is a small enough museum so that you can explore the whole selection in one or two hours. Which is great. It is not as intimidating as MET or Natural History Museums. Also being seeing original American folk art is great, which makes this museum unique. I'll try to visit this museum whenever they change their exhibition.